Old unmechanized warehouses, the niche nature of the industry, protectionism and corruption all contribute to a woeful Chinese logistics system.
On the heels both of disappointing first quarter results from Royal Mail and a burgeoning e-commerce market, the company has announced that it will introduce Sunday delivery.
International mailing to Israel has been halted and delayed as a result of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
A study from Pierre Audoin Consultants predicts that customer demands will continue to lead to the increasing automation of postal services, more self-serve technology and modernization of branch facilities.
Royal Mail announced that the Commonwealth Games, scheduled for July 23 to August 4, will close roads and may cause delays to international mail delivery, including letters, parcels and EMS items.
LibanPost’s chairman Khalid Daoud explains that the new technology was needed in light of increased domestic mail delivery demand, and that the improvements would lead to more business and higher customer satisfaction.
UPS is reporting that the company will expand its network in Brazil by 78 percent by May 2015 in response to increased demand for mail delivery to the country.
The strongest storm, since Typhoon Haiyan battered the Philippines in November of 2013, is hitting the country and forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate.
Since 2011, Brazil Post has joined with a number of other businesses either as partners or investors.
In response to French legislation aimed at weakening the retail giant while protecting French independent booksellers, Amazon is now charging a near negligible fee of a single centime (1.4 cents) per order.